Monthly Archives: April 2017

Save Our Sacred River

Keith gave his backing to the “Save Our Sacred River Campaign” when the organisers visited him in Leicester. An online petition has been launched. In a landmark legal ruling the Yamuna River is considered a “living entity”. The new order … Continue reading

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Opening of the new Emergency Department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary

Keith attended the opening of the new £43m Emergency Department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. He was met by John Adler, Chief Executive of the University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust, and Dr Ben Jones who showed him round the state of … Continue reading

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APPG for Diabetes Meeting on the Future of Diabetes Inpatient Care

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes, which Keith chairs, held a meeting on Wednesday into the future of diabetes inpatient care. The Group heard evidence from Lesley Doherty, a Type 1 Diabetic patient, Dr Gerry Rayman, National Diabetes Inpatient Audit Lead, Dr … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

As one of the most significant Christian festivals, Easter is a time of reflection and renewal. What it celebrates is the moving and powerful story of Jesus’s sacrifice and resurrection. The values that Jesus lived his life by – compassion, humility and forgiveness – … Continue reading

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Happy Vaisakhi

I would like to extend my warmest wishes to the Sikh community and all those celebrating Vaisakhi, in Leicester, the UK and around the world. Celebrated every year on April 14, Vaisakhi is one of the most important observances in … Continue reading

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Unemployment in Leicester East

The House of Commons Library has released the latest figures for unemployment in Leicester East in March 2017. The total number of unemployed claimants in Leicester East constituency in March 2017 was 1,045. This represents a rate of 2.0% of … Continue reading

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New residents parking scheme for Alderton Close

Keith has been informed by Leicester City Council that the introduction of the residence parking scheme on Alderton Close is now nearing completion. The scheme will take effect from 1st May 2017 providing the road signage and ‘no loading’ road marking … Continue reading

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Merlyn Vaz Walk in Centre Saved

Local health bosses have announced that the campaign to keep the Walk in facility at the Merlyn Vaz Centre has been successful. Thousands of Local people had signed a petition which was presented to Parliament to keep the Walk in … Continue reading

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Pensioners call Public Meeting at Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre

A group of pensioners who have used the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre in Rothley Street called an emergency meeting to discuss changes to the cost of them using rooms at the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre.  Keith met with Council Officers, local councillor Manjula … Continue reading

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More Funds for Schools in Leicester East

Keith has been informed by the Government that it has received requests for more than £1.3 billion for over 3800 projects for this year’s bidding round for school improvements.  Following their assessment of applications, they have announced £466 million for 1,435 … Continue reading

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